Senior Vice President, Single Adult Shelter Services

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

CAMBA operates six homeless shelters and a drop-in center funded by the New York City Department of Homeless Services. Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility. Homeless (often mentally-ill and substance-abusing) men and women are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into to permanent and/or supported housing. Specifically, CAMBA’s Atlantic House Men’s Shelter located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn serves 200 single men at any given time.  The majority of these clients are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse.  The Park Slope Shelter for Women serves 100 MICA (mentally ill chemical abusing) women at the Park Slope Armory in Brooklyn. The Broadway House Women’s Shelter in Bushwick serves 165 women, approximately 37 of whom are mentally ill and chemically addicted. The Gathering Place is a Brooklyn Drop-In Center serving 125 homeless men and women 18 years and older. CAMBA’s Opportunity House (COH) is a 62 bed men’s general population shelter located in downtown Brooklyn. CAMBA’s Magnolia House is located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn serves 200 single women at any given time. The majority of these clients are diagnosed with mental illness, some dually with chemical addictions as well. CAMBA’s Rising Up Men’s Shelter is a 141 bed men’s employment shelter located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. This shelter provides an array of services with a strong focus on connections for residents to achieve stable employment to lead to permanent housing.

Position: Senior Vice President, Single Adult Shelter Services
Reports To: Executive Vice President, Homeless and Family Support Services
Location: 955 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11226 (this position also travels to CAMBA shelter locations throughout Brooklyn)

What The Senior Vice President Does:

  • Direct, develop, and coordinate services among six single adult shelter locations and a drop-in center.
  • Participate in the preparation of proposals and the negotiation process for contracts and/or subcontracts.
  • Understand all aspects of contract requirements and communicate this understanding to staff, including CAMBA and funder policies, regulatory requirements, guidelines, and program performance targets.
  • Conduct one-on-one weekly supervision of direct reporting staff in order to ensure quality service delivery to clients.
  • Facilitate a strategic planning process to ensure efficient operational achievements and future expansion/growth.
  • Develop and implement Quality Assurance measures to eliminate liability and enhance service delivery.
  • Ensure staff utilization of electronic database and conduct oversight to ensure data integrity.
  • Analyze program and demographic data to make programmatic improvements.
  • Ensure that all consultants and subcontractors comply with all contractual and agency standards.
  • Identify and secure supplemental resources (i.e.-funding, in-kind donations, etc.).
  • Liaison with community leaders including police officials and building owners/partners to secure support.
  • Review and analyze program budget expenses and make recommendations for budget modifications.
  • Ensure budget expenditures are appropriate and within fiscal and contractual guidelines.
  • Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of all weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports and statistical information for both CAMBA management and funder use.
  • Confer with the appropriate Executive Vice-President and Senior Staff as needed regarding programmatic and personnel issues.
  • Represent CAMBA at funder/outside agency/community meetings as requested.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

Master’s Degree (M.A.) and 5-10 years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience. (A license is required of these Master’s Degrees: Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling, Counseling/Guidance, Art Therapy).

Other Requirements:

Ability to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


CAMBA is a City contractor that provides services where employees can be expected to physically interact with members of the public. All CAMBA staff are subject to the City’s October 21, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, whether they have direct involvement with members of the public, or they support others who have direct involvement.

All new hires must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. If you are offered employment at CAMBA, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is received and approved by CAMBA.